Trump doesn’t operate the way most politicians do and he certainly doesn’t operate the way that the Washington establishment wants him to. Trump comes from the business world and he’s not afraid to fire someone if they aren’t getting the job done. Typical politicians take a more swamp like approach and treat government positions as if they are lifetime appointments.
Trump’s way is obviously more appealing to your average American on Main Street.
According to sources (and we all know to take that with a grain of salt) Trump is planning a major shakeup.
Now that Jeff Sessions is gone, there aren’t really any ‘America First’ supporters in the administration and their certainly aren’t many immigration hawks left. Therefore, it should make conservatives happy to know that Kirstjen Nielsen is possibly on the way out.
President Trump is planning to remove Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, potentially in the coming weeks, a new report claims.
According to sources who spoke with the Washington Post, Trump has told his closest advisers that he will remove Nielsen from DHS, canceling a border trip scheduled for this week with the former George W. Bush official.
“The announcement could come as soon as this week, three of these officials said,” the Washington Post report alleges.
That’s good news. Nielsen has been absolutely worthless when it comes to fulfilling Trump’s promises on immigration and border control. She’s also a Never Trumper which means she’s not in a hurry to defend Trump when the going gets tough.
It also is looking like the person who recommended her for the job, Chief of Staff John Kelly, could be on the way out too.
From ABC News:
President Donald Trump is considering yet another shakeup of his administration, preparing to remove Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and looking at possible replacements for Chief of Staff John Kelly, including Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Nick Ayers, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
To be fair, we’ve heard rumors Kelly is on thin ice for months now and nothing has happened.
At the end of the day, it’s up to Trump to decide who he wants in these positions.
We’ll have to just wait and see.